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EU responds as UK votes for chaos

EU leaders have voiced mixed reactions to the outcome of the UK’s general election, which has resulted in Theresa May’s party losing its majority in parliament.

The general election that took place in the UK yesterday resulted in a hung parliament, with the Conservative party winning just 318 or 319 seats (with one yet to be declared when this article was published)—short of the 326 needed to form a single-party government.

The outcome is a terrible blow for May, who called the election to increase her party’s majority in the parliament and secure firmer support for her stance on the country’s impending exit from the EU. Instead the party has lost 11 or 12 seats. May’s preferences for the Brexit negotiation appear to have been rejected by a substantial proportion of voters, and May’s own position as prime minister looks shaky.

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